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Amazon, Cuzco, Machu Picchu & Lake Titicaca

11 days from $4,875pp

What is tailor made? 100% custom | Exceptional experiences | Hand-picked guides | Lodging with character | Designed to your schedule, budget & interests

    Places visited:

  • Lima
  • Puerto Maldonado
  • Hacienda Concepcion
  • Cuzco
  • Sacred Valley of Incas
  • Machu Picchu
  • Puno
  • Juliaca
  • Explore Machu Picchu in depth with your private guide.

  • Stay in the Amazon rainforest and learn about its flora and fauna.

  • See several Inca ruins in the Sacred Valley.

  • Take the Andean Explorer train to Lake Titicaca and visit a remote lake community.

Audley Travel specialist Ryan

What our specialists say...

This itinerary is for those looking to explore several of Peru’s most famous sights in the course of one trip. It combines time in the southern Amazon with some Inca sites of the Sacred Valley – including Machu Picchu. Finish with a day at Lake Titicaca to visit its floating reed islands and a remote lakeside community. A private guided tour of Machu Picchu and several Sacred Valley sites, as well as a city tour of Cuzco, is included. You’ll travel mostly by private transfer and internal flights, but you’ll also experience a luxury train journey on the Belmond Andean Explorer.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Lima
  • Puerto Maldonado
  • Hacienda Concepcion
  • Puerto Maldonado
  • Cuzco
  • Sacred Valley of Incas
  • Machu Picchu
  • Cuzco
  • Puno
  • Juliaca
  • Lima

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Day 1 Hacienda Concepcion

Lima , Puerto Maldonado , Hacienda Concepcion

On arriving in Lima, catch a connecting flight to Puerto Maldonado, the gateway to the Southern Amazon. The flight lasts around an hour and a half. You're met at the airport by a representative from your lodge and board a motorised canoe with a small group of other guests. It takes roughly half an hour by river to reach your lodge. Rest and relax on arrival at the lodge, or you may start the lodge's programme of activities that evening.

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Day 2 Hacienda Concepcion

Hacienda Concepcion

Over the next few days explore the rainforest with your lodge guides. The exact order of activities and trips may vary. Today, for example, you might walk one of the trails around the lodge, identifying vegetation such as bread fruit trees and rubber trees. After lunch and some downtime, at dusk you could take a canoe trip on the river, looking for nocturnal wildlife.

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Day 3 Hacienda Concepcion

Hacienda Concepcion

This morning you may canoe on the nearby oxbow Sandoval Lake, learning about its formation, vegetation and wildlife, which includes blue and yellow macaws, and red howler monkeys. In the afternoon, walk on the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway and learn about its conservation work. In the evening, head out on a night walk to spot wildlife emerging at dusk.

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Day 4 Cuzco

Hacienda Concepcion , Puerto Maldonado , Cuzco

Travel back to Puerto Maldonado's airport by shared transfer and fly to Cuzco. On arrival, you're met and transferred to your hotel in the historic former capital of the Inca Empire. We suggest spending the rest of the day relaxing, perhaps taking short walks and getting used to the altitude.

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Day 5 Cuzco

Cuzco

This morning you're picked up from your hotel by your driver and guide for a private half-day tour of Cuzco and several nearby Inca sites. Visit a former Temple of the Sun, and head out of the city to explore ruins such as Tambo Machay, an Inca fountain, and Quenqo Temple, a huge carved monolith. You have the afternoon free - this could be spent ambling around the colonial backstreets and markets.

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Day 6 Sacred Valley of Incas

Cuzco , Sacred Valley of Incas

Travel by road out of Cuzco with your private guide and driver and enter the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Here, enjoy a private guided tour of key sights such as the Pisac market and terraces, and the fortress town of Ollantaytambo which offers impressive views out across a mountainous valley. Stay the night in a hotel in the Sacred Valley.

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Day 7 Machu Picchu

Sacred Valley of Incas , Machu Picchu

Take the train to Machu Picchu, accompanied by your guide. This journey follows the rushing Urubamba River and it's a good way to see Peruvian and Andes scenery. You arrive at the site in the afternoon and take a private tour of the ruins with your guide. They show you the site's highlights, such as the Intihuatana Stone, known as the 'hitching post of the sun'. At the end of your visit you'll stay the night in Aguas Calientes.

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Day 8 Cuzco

Machu Picchu , Cuzco

This morning you have the opportunity to explore Machu Picchu again at your own leisure. We recommend arriving early to explore the ruins in the morning, when the light falling over the stones can give the site a real aura of mystery. You might like to walk the short trail to the nearby Inca Bridge. This afternoon, take the train from Aguas Calientes back to Cuzco, where you're met and taken to your hotel by private transfer.

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Day 9 Puno

Cuzco , Puno

Today you will travel across the stunning countryside to Puno on the shore of Lake Titicaca. It is a long but beautiful journey.

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Day 10 Puno

Puno

Spend the final full day of the trip visiting the Uros islands and the Llachon community who live there.

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Day 11 Return home

Puno , Juliaca , Lima

Travel by private transfer to Puno's airport in time for your flight to Lima, which takes just over one and a half hours. Then connect with your international flight home.

Audley Travel specialist Michael
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